Getting around Findhorn
Findhorn is a small village and is easily navigated by foot. It is about a mile southeast from the heart of historic Findhorn village to the Findhorn Ecovillage (Findhorn Foundation, Phoenix Shop and Café and much more). You can also drive between the two in a few minutes, but parking can be limited at busy times.
Wheelchair users: there is a usable pavement or flat track for most (not quite all) of the road and path into Findhorn village, running beside the Bay. Access to amenities varies. There is dedicated parking with access to a wheelchair friendly picnic table at the end of Dunes Road.
There is free public parking along the roads in Findhorn and also on “the runway” at the Ecovillage. Please park considerately and do not block entrances or park on the pavement!
There is also plenty of daytime parking in two locations at the beach (see below).
There are two ways to access by road:
- coming into the village along the B9011, turn right at Dunes Road. The beach is located about 1/2 mile away at the end of the road. view map
- go through the village in the direction of the Marina and follow the signs to free parking. There are boardwalks and steps to the beach from the carpark. view map
There is free parking at both locations, but please note that it is forbidden to stay overnight at either of these parking areas.
The Bay is easily accessed from multiple points on the west side of Findhorn. The Findhorn Bay Local Nature Reserve website has a map showing the locations of various information panels and nearby parking.
There are public toilets (seasonal) at the parking area near the Marina and also at Findhorn Bay Caravan Park in the Ecovillage.
Findhorn Ecovillage, “The Park”
The Park is the home to the Findhorn Foundation and many businesses open to the public, including the Phoenix Shop and Café. You are welcome to walk around the Ecovillage but please respect privacy. Tours of the Ecovillage are available most days during the summer, from the Visitors’ Centre.
The weather in Findhorn is best described as “changeable”! If you are visiting for any length of time, it’s best to be prepared for all weathers, and even the short term forecasts can sometimes get it badly wrong. There are many weather sites online, but BBC Weather and forecast.io are two of the more reliable.